Northridge Elementary Weekly Blast
November 10, 2023
Northridge Elementary Weekly Blast - November 10, 2023
14 - Mici's Restaurant Night 11am - 9pm (Use code SCHOOL when placing your order)
15 - Coffee with the PTO - 9am in the library - Please come share your ideas with them.
15 - DBC Meeting 4:00pm - 5:00pm
20 - 24 - Thanksgiving Break
01 - Holiday Shop
01 - Popcorn Friday
06 - SAC Meeting 8:45am
18 - 20 Holiday Snow Pile for Children's Hospital
21 - End of Grading Period/Winter Parties
22 - No School - Winter Break Begins
Be Kind - Found in our Community
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED OUR FIRST MEETING!
We had such a great turn out; we are so excited to get to work! If you didn't get a chance to make it and still want to get involved please reach out to the communications team and we can forward you where you need to go: PTOCommunicationsNRE@gmail.com.
Tuesday, November 14th: Mici's Restaurant Night.
Save yourself from cooking and get some food from Mici's. More details in the flyer below.
Wednesday, November 15th: Coffee with the PTO.
Join us at the NRE library to share your ideas for this year's PTO
One Book One District
NRE is celebrating One Book One District!
Join in on all the Fun!
Spirit Week is November 13-17th
(Last day for the Toiletry Drive is November 16th)
Let's congratulate some of our wonderfully talented NRE Students!
The OBOD event had a Poetry and Art Contest this year. If you see these kids, please give them a high five! Here are some pictures of the Art winners with Mrs. Robertson. Thank you to Mrs. Robertson for engaging the kids to submit their art for the OBOD contest. Thank you as well to all the teachers that encouraged their students to submit art and or poetry.
Here is a link for all the OBOD winners across Douglas County.
Dear NRE Community,
Let me first start by saying THANK YOU for passing 5A!!! This is a HUGE relief for me as a principal for keeping staff and hiring staff! I cannot thank you enough for voting for this, for advocating for this, and for talking about this with your neighbors. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Our staff is very excited to have a raise that is long overdue and we are very grateful.
We had students that were grateful for their experiences in the classrooms this week as well. One kindergartener proposed to the Mandarin teacher and said that he would share all of his toys with her once they were married! As you know this is a big deal for a kindergartener to share their toys and it was the purest of interactions. It's these little things that mean so much to us as educators and tell the story of how what a difference we are making. If you want to celebrate a staff member, it's not too late! Sunday, November 12 is the last day to nominate a staff member for the 2024 Apple Awards. Please click here to nominate a staff member.
We hope you will join us on Friday for our Thanksgiving Meal. Due to free breakfasts and lunches for students, we will not be able to provide lunches to visitors on Friday but we would still love for you to join us if it works in your schedule. If you plan to stop by, please either bring your lunch with you or just come to join your child for lunch but don't eat. Our staff is working really hard to keep up with our students for our lunches and we sincerely apologize that we cannot serve you too, but we are simply over capacity as it is and doing our best to keep up with the demands.
Today we celebrated our men and women who have served, have given their lives, and are serving our country. We celebrated Veterans Day and it was a wonderful celebration! We had the flag ceremony presented by our boy and girl scouts, our 5th graders sang beautiful songs, and I'm fairly certain there was not a dry eye in the gym. I had a hard time getting my wits about me afterwards because I seem to have found a frog in my throat. I'm beyond thankful for the families with all the sleepless nights and all the unknowns for soldiers. I'm thankful we still have people signing up to go fight wars so we can be safe back here in the U.S.A. Hug one another this weekend and take time to reflect on our simply freedoms that I know I take for granted on a daily basis.
P.S. More pictures of Veterans Day to come next week.
District and Other Information
Free Holiday Meals from Backpack Society
Backpack Society is so excited to offer Thanksgiving and Winter Holiday Boxes again this year! Families can find all the details on how to sign up for a box or how they can donate or get involved by using the links below. They have a limited amount of meal boxes available so sign-up soon! They have 250 Thanksgiving Boxes and 150 Winter Holiday Boxes. Sign-up Now!
FREE community event - How Children Learn to Read
Parents, caregivers, teachers, administrators - this presentation is for all of you!
Please join us on November 15th at the Highlands Ranch Library.
Traci Thorstenson, M.Ed., CALP, will give an accessible and engaging presentation on how children learn to read and how parents/caregivers can support their children in developing strong foundational reading skills at home.
This presentation is also a great overview of the Science of Reading for teachers and administrators.
Traci is a Certified Academic Language Practitioner and a Reading Interventionist, K-6 at Sand Creek Elementary in Douglas County School District.
We ask that you kindly RSVP so we can prepare materials appropriately.
Hope to see you all there!
Bus Cancellation Information
Highlands Ranch Routes: 53
November 27 – December 1
January 16 - 19
February 20 - 23
April 1 - 5
May 6 - 10
Highlands Ranch Routes: 58